MATA stands for Tobacco Manufacturing and it’s one of the new cultural space dedicated to culture opened in last years in Modena. Since 2017 is the location for Fondazione Fotografia’s expositions. This cultural place is set inside a really unique architectural context which combines an historic area, the one of the ex Tobacco Factory, and which has been almost completely returned to the city and to anyone who wants to visit it.
Estense Gallery in Modena is one of the oldest and most important National Galleries of Italy where the collection of arts of Este family, the dukes of the city, are exposed. A real gem, a place to get lost for few hours, admiring the magnificence of a past that has left its mark. This is a visit that I really loved and that gave me the opportunity to learn more about Este.
I’ll tell you then my experience between the rooms of one of the oldest and most important National Galleries of my country.
Modena Cathedral is one of those spectacular architectures that remains in your heart.
There is nothing to do: even if you’re a Modenese citizen passing in front of it a million of times in your life, every time is like the first and the “wow” effect is guaranteed.
Modena Cathedral is, in fact, not only an invaluable and unique example of Romanesque art in the world, but also a monument that still surprises for its beauty and its originality.
Sometimes it happens to discover places of my city I don’t know, or rather, that I’ve only heard but I’ve never visited. So when I find one, I am so happy to talk about it and share my experience that would stay hours writing about it. This happens recently with Stanguellini Museum, the museum dedicated to the oldest Modenese name active in the car field.
I discovered the existence of Luciano Pavarotti’s home museum almost by chance. I was curious and I decided to visit it.